I just received an action alert from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and it turns out that Monsanto Roundup, the fertilizer linked to plant diseases and superweeds, is up for a “registration review.” According to the OCA:
The EPA is currently conducting a “Registration Review” of glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp. RoundUp is owned by Monsanto, recently named the worst company in the world by the Natural Society. The EPA will be gathering data on glyphosate through the summer of 2012 and making a final decision no earlier than 2015.
The EPA has the power to ban glyphosate, and it should, given glyphosate is:
You can let EPA know your feelings abotu Roundup (or “glyphosate”) by sending a letter through the OCA’s website.
Need more reasons evidence that Roundup is bad for people and the planet? Check out this documentary from OCA, The Poison of the Pampas:
Ready to take action? Send a letter to EPA letting them know how you feel about Roundup!
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